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(WJAC TV Johnstown)   On this day of giving thanks and sacrifice for the blessing of the harvest and of the preceding year, the TSA has a friendly reminder for you all   (wjactv.com) divider line
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2021-11-24 10:08:04 AM  
So take note Plaxico.

//obscure?
 
2021-11-24 11:08:18 AM  
With the price of guns at pawn shops at a all time high, they probably want you to bring one so they can take it and resell.Airlines need that profit.
 
2021-11-24 11:09:45 AM  
Is the friendly reminder, "PUT YOUR SHOES IN THE BINS. SHOES HAVE TO GO IN THE BINS. DO NOT PUT SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!!"?

Unless you're at the other kind* of airport where the friendly reminder is, "DO NOT PUT SHOES IN THE BIN!! YOU CAN'T PUT SHOES IN THE BINS!!! PUT YOUR SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!"

*Neither TSA faction knows the other one exists.
 
2021-11-24 11:10:48 AM  
My wife worked TSA years ago in Wisconsin. Monthly they would confiscate a dozen or so knives. Not like pocket knives but hunting knives on people who said they always wear it. When a guy asked if he could still keep it on the plane she said there are no deer on the plane to gut and the US Government thanks you for the donation unless he put it back in his car. Only would get a few guns each month. Every time they always said..OH...how did that get in my suitcase!!??. Her: tell the police in the room with rubber gloves
 
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2021-11-24 11:12:15 AM  
Praise the Lord, pass the turkey and the ammunition.
 
2021-11-24 11:13:14 AM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: Is the friendly reminder, "PUT YOUR SHOES IN THE BINS. SHOES HAVE TO GO IN THE BINS. DO NOT PUT SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!!"?

Unless you're at the other kind* of airport where the friendly reminder is, "DO NOT PUT SHOES IN THE BIN!! YOU CAN'T PUT SHOES IN THE BINS!!! PUT YOUR SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!"

*Neither TSA faction knows the other one exists.


But you see, that's how they trap the terrorists. Since the terrorists never know which TSA faction they'll be dealing with, they can never fully prepare for their terrorist activities. Which means that you could have a group of terrorists train and train to take their shoes off and put them on the conveyor belt, only to discover at the very last second that they're dealing with TSA agents who want shoes in the bin. Even this seemingly insignificant wrench thrown into something as complex as a terrorist plot can completely derail it, like a tiny penny placed on a track can derail a mighty freight train. That's part of the genius of the TSA.
 
2021-11-24 11:13:49 AM  
Last time I went to the airport, the TSA confiscated my rapier wit.

Thankfully they didn't find my slapstick shiv or my boxcutter of badinage.
 
2021-11-24 11:16:10 AM  
It is something that happened
 
2021-11-24 11:16:34 AM  
Or you could try not being a farking wuss who takes a gun everywhere.
 
2021-11-24 11:16:36 AM  
In Canucklestan they post warnings aboot not flying with bales of cannabis if it's an international trip.
Domestic? No problem!
 
2021-11-24 11:16:56 AM  
Make it a felony and take away their toys forever. If you're stupid enough to carry to the airport, you're too stupid to own a gun.
 
2021-11-24 11:19:09 AM  
'And if your gun is seized at a checkpoint..."Most cases they don't get the gun back," Meyer said.'

Interesting.  I would have assumed you could reclaim it from law enforcement and maybe pay a fine or something.  Wonder what the next step is for the owner if that happens. Do you choose to notify the ATF or your local agency or something?

Even though there aren't many gun registries, there could still be a record linking its serial number to you from when it was sold.  And even if that isn't the case, it still has your fingerprints all over it. So, since that gun can probably be linked to you in some fashion, do you just take it on faith that the TSA will get the gun where it needs to be safely with proper documentation? Do they give you a receipt you can use to CYA if the gun is lost (or "lost") and used in a crime? Do you call up your local ATF branch and say "I had my gun confiscated and I want to document that fact because it is no longer in my control but does have my fingerprints on it"?
 
2021-11-24 11:19:18 AM  
Stupid sister fu*king yokels.

Hey pussies, I want to tell you about a self defense oriented fraternal organization that will be happy to give you all the bullets and guns your little heart desires. And pay you too. All you have to do is stop being a scared little bi*tch and go sign up...

https://www.marines.mil/
 
2021-11-24 11:20:08 AM  

jaytkay: Make it a felony and take away their toys forever. If you're stupid enough to carry to the airport, you're too stupid to own a gun.


"Nobody Is Too Stupid To Own A Gun"

We should start putting this on our money.
 
2021-11-24 11:20:35 AM  

Pocket Ninja: Prank Call of Cthulhu: Is the friendly reminder, "PUT YOUR SHOES IN THE BINS. SHOES HAVE TO GO IN THE BINS. DO NOT PUT SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!!"?

Unless you're at the other kind* of airport where the friendly reminder is, "DO NOT PUT SHOES IN THE BIN!! YOU CAN'T PUT SHOES IN THE BINS!!! PUT YOUR SHOES DIRECTLY ON THE CONVEYOR BELT!!!!"

*Neither TSA faction knows the other one exists.

But you see, that's how they trap the terrorists. Since the terrorists never know which TSA faction they'll be dealing with, they can never fully prepare for their terrorist activities. Which means that you could have a group of terrorists train and train to take their shoes off and put them on the conveyor belt, only to discover at the very last second that they're dealing with TSA agents who want shoes in the bin. Even this seemingly insignificant wrench thrown into something as complex as a terrorist plot can completely derail it, like a tiny penny placed on a track can derail a mighty freight train. That's part of the genius of the TSA.


Did the penny thing when I was a kid. Never derailed a train. Carpet. Put shag carpet across the tracks and you can't pull it off the tracks. Tracks. I grew up on the wrong side of them.
 
2021-11-24 11:24:19 AM  
Same insecure people who need to carry a rifle on their backs to shop for groceries.
 
2021-11-24 11:28:16 AM  
Personally, I support having armed passengers.
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2021-11-24 11:29:58 AM  
Know a lady who had her Percocets in her bottle with her prescription in her name on the bottle confiscated by TSA because what is she going to do raise a stink and miss her flight
 
2021-11-24 11:36:14 AM  
At this time of year I'm thankful for stories like this; by keeping morons from bringing weapons with them they make the TSA feel good about the job they do, and isn't that what this time of the year is really about.

Now, where's my over 3.4 ounces of toothpaste that is a danger to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
 
2021-11-24 11:39:08 AM  
Don't forget about the genocide of many Native American tribes and the death of their culture.
 
2021-11-24 11:50:51 AM  

ImpendingCynic: Or you could try not being a farking wuss who takes a gun everywhere.


I pay good money to a psychologist and take good meds, but sadly, i'm still an extreme wuss.

/ptsd, anxiety, etc. are a biatch.
 
2021-11-24 11:53:59 AM  

iheartscotch: Don't forget about the genocide of many Native American tribes and the death of their culture.


the real reason for the state of America: it was built on an indian burial ground.
 
2021-11-24 11:57:11 AM  

Kit Fister: iheartscotch: Don't forget about the genocide of many Native American tribes and the death of their culture.

the real reason for the state of America: it was built on an indian burial ground.


Indeed. They just moved the markers and left the bodies...
 
2021-11-24 12:31:07 PM  
Nothing shows more love for family than bringing weapons to the table.
 
2021-11-24 12:41:57 PM  
Also, don't beat your flight attendant.
 
2021-11-24 12:52:12 PM  

New Rising Sun: 'And if your gun is seized at a checkpoint..."Most cases they don't get the gun back," Meyer said.'

Interesting.  I would have assumed you could reclaim it from law enforcement and maybe pay a fine or something.  Wonder what the next step is for the owner if that happens. Do you choose to notify the ATF or your local agency or something?

Even though there aren't many gun registries, there could still be a record linking its serial number to you from when it was sold.  And even if that isn't the case, it still has your fingerprints all over it. So, since that gun can probably be linked to you in some fashion, do you just take it on faith that the TSA will get the gun where it needs to be safely with proper documentation? Do they give you a receipt you can use to CYA if the gun is lost (or "lost") and used in a crime? Do you call up your local ATF branch and say "I had my gun confiscated and I want to document that fact because it is no longer in my control but does have my fingerprints on it"?


I honestly think this is a missed opportunity for revenue--instead of just taking your stuff or making you throw it out, why not set up a system where they'll hold onto your items until you return, for a fee? And if you don't return by an agreed-upon time, they keep your stuff? I mean, who at that point is going to return to their car and come back through the security line again? You have a captive audience.

That said, we should abolish the TSA. They're a colossal waste of money and a horrific violation of our civil rights.
 
2021-11-24 1:23:25 PM  
Speaking of planes I was hoping there would be a D.B. Cooper thread, it happened exactly 50 years ago today.
 
2021-11-24 1:51:51 PM  
I'll just leave them at home. This may surprise some but. the second amendment does not apply everywhere.
 
2021-11-24 3:34:37 PM  

Jairzinho: Same insecure people who need to carry a rifle on their backs to shop for groceries.


It's fear of encountering Canadian homo milk.
 
2021-11-24 3:47:18 PM  

austerity101: why not set up a system where they'll hold onto your items until you return, for a fee?


I had a Leatherman tool in my pocket at the Denver airport. TSA sent me back to a kiosk where I filled out a form with my address & credit card number and sealed it in an envelope. The Leatherman arrived home in the mail a couple of months later. The fee was something like $27.
 
2021-11-24 6:12:53 PM  

jaytkay: I had a Leatherman tool in my pocket at the Denver airport. TSA sent me back to a kiosk where I filled out a form with my address & credit card number and sealed it in an envelope. The Leatherman arrived home in the mail a couple of months later. The fee was something like $27.


Useless trivia for this thread:

I've never had a problem with properly checked in firearms and ammunition.  Even when flying out of California.

Properly checked in hand tools OTOH, produced quite a bit of questioning.  And this was out of airports where the handguns passed with a quick glance.
 
2021-11-25 2:38:00 AM  

Opacity: At this time of year I'm thankful for stories like this; by keeping morons from bringing weapons with them they make the TSA feel good about the job they do, and isn't that what this time of the year is really about.

Now, where's my over 3.4 ounces of toothpaste that is a danger to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?


British playing the long game.
 
2021-11-25 4:38:23 PM  
Can we just abolish the TSA?
 
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